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Altar Server Training
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rising 5th graders and older boys and girls are eligible.
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Many Members One Body
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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First Friday
09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
The celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction followed by Mass at 12 noon.
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Human Trafficking: It's Real, It's Everywhere and It's Here...
09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Presentation in the Parish Center.
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Baptismal Preparation Class
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Meeting in the Br. Juniper Room.
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Parish-Specific Eucharistic Minister Training
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join with Fr. Kevin for this important training in the church.
Unity Mass
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Combined with our 5:30 pm Vigil Mass. Reception celebration and fair will follow in the Parish Center Dining Hall.
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Care for Creation Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting in the St. Catherine Room.
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Senior Lunch Bunch
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Join us for Stamping for the Holidays in the St. Catherine Room.
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3 0n 3 Basketball Tournament
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Join us for our second annual basketball tournament in the St. Francis School Gym.
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Welcome

Welcome to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Triangle, Virginia. We are a Catholic faith community that seeks to live the Gospel through the celebration of Franciscan Spirituality amidst a diverse, ever-changing global culture. We welcome you to join us as we seek to deepen our experience of God's love.

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NEWS & UPDATES
In Honor of the Virgin Mary
December 12th is the feastday of our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas.

In Honor of the Virgin Mary
December 12th is the feastday of our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas.

Please join us on Monday, December 1st at 5:30 pm in the Parish Center as we welcome the Torch of Guadalupe from the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City. This relay of messenger torches brings a message of unity and hope, paying tribute to the Virgin Mary. The event will begin with a mass and a pot luck dinner immediately following. For more information, please contact Fr. John Heffernan at 703.864.2053.
 
Un-Trim A Tree Program
In the spirit of giving, our parish continues to support this wonderful program.

Un-Trim A Tree Program
In the spirit of giving, our parish continues to support this wonderful program.

St. Francis of Assisi parish has supported the Un-Trim a Tree program for more than 14 years, providing assistance for families in need within the Dumfries, Triangle and Quantico areas. This year we will also be providing gifts for refugee families sponsored by Catholic Charities. Please offer your support by visiting our Christmas Angel Giving Tree on display in the vestibule. For further information about this program, please contact Francia Salguero at 703.221.6344 / 571.572.5862 or at calisa3@verizon.net.
 
Children's Christmas Pageant Registration
We're preparing for this wonderful Christmas tradition.

Children's Christmas Pageant Registration
We're preparing for this wonderful Christmas tradition.

If you would like your child to participate in the Children's Christmas Pageant on December 24th at 3:15 pm before the 4:00 pm mass in the church, please return your completed registration form to the Religious Education office or in the catch-all slot, located in the vestibule of the church (please label the envelope "For Re"). Forms are available online at stfrncis.org/ourministries/religiouseducation. If your child is in the Children's Christmas Choir they cannot sign-up for the pageant. Rehearsals are mandatory and are scheduled for December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and December 21st from 3:30 - 4:15 pm. For more information, please contact Marianne Hayes at 703.221.4978.
 
Christmas Wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery
Many, many hands are needed and all are encouraged to attend and assist.

Christmas Wreaths at Quantico National Cemetery
Many, many hands are needed and all are encouraged to attend and assist.

On Saturday, December 6th, volunteers will descend on Quantico National Cemetery to help distribute 6,400 Christmas wreaths on the graves of our fallen national heroes. Volunteers will arrive between 9-9:30 am. At 10:00 am a short ceremony will commence with the presentation of Colors by the MCB Honor Guard, followed by the distribution and placement of the 2014 Christmas wreaths.
 
Fair Trade Global Bazaar
Our annual parish Fair Trade Global Bazaar will be coming soon.

Fair Trade Global Bazaar
Our annual parish Fair Trade Global Bazaar will be coming soon.

The annual parish Fair Trade Global Bazaar will be held on December 6th - 7th, after every Mass, across from the church in the Parish Center. As always, this will be a great opportunity to shop for unique Christmas gifts and do some good at the same time. There will be olive oil, chocolate, coffee and tea, clothing and jewelry, ornaments and handcrafts from around the world, information on how buying Fair Trade products truly makes a difference, and much more. For additional information - or to volunteer - please contact Rob Goraieb, O.F.S. at rgoraieb@stfrncis.org or 703.221.4978, ext. 228.
 
Christmas Festival of Praise 2014
Please join us for our Music Ministry's joyful celebration!

Christmas Festival of Praise 2014
Please join us for our Music Ministry's joyful celebration!

Our annual Christmas Festival of Praise will be presented by the St. Francis of Assisi Music Ministry on Friday, December 19th at 7:30 pm in the church, followed by a reception in the Parish Center Dining Facility. The concert will include combined choirs and instrumentalists of the St. Francis Music Ministry. Do not miss this joyful, exciting evening of Christmas praise for the entire family. The concert is free of charge, however a free will offering will be accepted to help cover the cost of the concert. For further information about the Festival of Praise, please contact Nikole Giraldi, Director of Music, at ngiraldi@gmail.com.
 
Bible Study
Join us for this chronological walk through the Bible.

Bible Study
Join us for this chronological walk through the Bible.

Beginning each Sunday, October 19th through December 7th at 3:00 pm, meeting in the Br. Juniper Room for Bible Study. "A Quick Journey Through the Bible" is a chronological walk through the Bible in only 8 sessions. See how the major people, places, events and themes of the Bible fit together within the central story. To register for this course and reserve your $20 student pack, please e-mail Brian Bobick at brianbobick@verizon.net.
 
First Friday
First Friday
First Friday The celebration of Holy Hour with Benediction will take place on Friday morning, December 5th, immediately following the 8:45 am mass. Mass will also be celebrated at 12 noon. All are welcome.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming! With the stores getting into the festive spirit earlier and earlier it seems that once we pack our flip flops away, Christmas music starts playing. For some that is ok? For some it brings the pain of the holidays to the forefront much sooner than necessary. If you would like to have a Stephen Minister walk the next few months with you, please call Kathy Walker at 703.221.4312. A Stephen Minister is a good listener, caring, and non-judgmental lay minister that will be by your side through this time and afterwards.
Meals for the Homeless
Meals for the Homeless
Meals for the Homeless It is time once again for St. Francis parish to assist in providing dinner to the homeless families at the Hilda Barg Shelter in Woodbridge. We will be serving the week of December 1st through December 6th. This is a great opportunity for the whole family to serve. Sign-up sheets and more information are available in the vestibule of the church. For more details, please contact Francia at 703.221.6344. Thank you for your continued generosity in helping those who do not have as much as many of us do.
Baptismal Preparation
Baptismal Preparation
Baptismal Preparation Our next class will be held on Sunday, December 14th from 1:15 - 2:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. Please call the parish office to register at 703.221.4044.
Senior Tech Wednesdays
Senior Tech Wednesdays
Senior Tech Wednesdays Seniors are invited to join us in the Parish Center Dining Facility for Tech Wednesdays beginning November 12th from 9:30 - 10:45 am. These informative sessions will answer questions and provide training to the beginner through advanced user. Bring your laptop, tablet, phone or other mobile device and we will provide the WiFi. Topics will include: email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogging, MS Office, online privacy, managing photographs, mobile apps, using your mobile phone and making text bigger for easy reading. For more information , please contact Andrea Armstrong at 571.264.2869 or ahalaw03@gmail.com.
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body
Many Members One Body Many Members One Body, a support group for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families, will hold a meeting on Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 pm in the Br. Juniper Room. For more information, please contact Fr. Kevin Downey at 703.221.4044.
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer Please join us for Centering Prayer each Tuesday from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the church. All are welcome.
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild
Rosary Guild The Rosary Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Please join us in the St. Clare Room from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information, please call 703.221.2517.

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